Ms Alka Bharucha > Bharucha & Partners > Mumbai, India > Lawyer Profile

Bharucha & Partners
13th Floor, Free Press House
Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
India

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity / Venture Capital
Banking & Finance
Project Finance
Infrastructure
Capital Markets & Securities Law

Position

Partner

Career

Described by clients as “very knowledgeable, articulate, composed and balanced in approach,” Alka is respected for her transactional work. In over 30 years of her practice as a transactions lawyer, Alka has advised on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures, restructuring, banking and structured finance, capital markets, and infrastructure mandates.

Alka has in-depth expertise in the telecom sector, having advised Indian and multinational telecom companies on mergers and acquisitions, financings, refinancings, initial public offerings, and regulatory matters. Alka also has significant experience in the power sector and has represented several developers. She has negotiated and drafted coal supply, transportation, wagon lease, and private siding agreements for developers.

Her general corporate work includes the establishment of mutual funds, providing regulatory advice to foreign portfolio investors, foreign venture capital investors, brokers, merchant bankers, and other financial
intermediaries. Alka is actively engaged in representing trans-national corporations for investments in retail, real estate, and the defence sectors, all of which have restrictions on foreign investment. For real estate investments, the engagements include conceptualising and devising alternate structures to establish onshore and offshore funds.

Languages

English, Hindi

Memberships

Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India
Solicitor, High Court, Mumbai
Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales

Education

B.A. (Hons.), University of Bombay, Mumbai
LL.B, University of Bombay, Mumbai
LL.M, University of London, London

Lawyer Rankings

India > Capital markets

The team at Bharucha & Partners frequently assists clients with the gamut of capital markets transactions, including debentures, private placements, IPOs and share issuances. Vishnu Dutt, as a capital markets specialist, maintains strong client relationships with merchant banks and often advises on large complex transactions such as IPOs and rights issues. Alka Bharucha oversees the practice, while associate Mehul Jain provides advice on regulatory issues, listings and fundraising issues; Jain also appears before the Securities Appellate Tribunal in adjudication proceedings.

India > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Alka BharuchaBharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners advises on a wide range of complex transactions, including major domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and foreign investment matters. The firm acts for high-profile multinationals, private equity investors, and key domestic players, and has a broad range of sector focuses including financial services, telecoms, technology, and agriculture. Primarily based in Mumbai, the team is led by standout M&A practitioner Alka Bharucha , who continues to lead major transactions in the banking, telecoms, and power sectors, alongside Justin Bharucha, a key name for foreign investment deals in regulated industries. Vadana Pai takes the lead on investment funds work, acting for investors and portfolio companies, while Bengalaru’s Swathi Girimaji focuses on advice to start-ups on strategic acquisitions.

India > Banking and finance

The team at Bharucha & Partners handles both regulatory and transactional matters within the banking and finance sphere, often advising major banks and borrowers on rupee and foreign currency financing, syndicated loans, and reverse factoring. Justin Bharucha and Alka Bharucha jointly lead the practice, both having ample experience in advising on debt finance and alternative lending. Rohit Sharma handles a full variety of domestic and cross-border transactions, including external commercial borrowings, project finance, and asset-backed finance. Sharma also has ample knowledge of securitisation and advises both lenders and borrowers.